With Your German
German Shepherd Dog
should have regular exercise on a daily basis in order to keep him fit
and healthy. If you do not take the time and trouble to look after your
and exercise him regularly, he may become fat or
overweight and this is not good for your German Shepherd
Tsara ready to play and our 2 German Shepherds Tsara and Kelly enjoying
point to remember, is that a young dog should not be over-exercised in
its early stages i.e. for the first 12 months, short walks should be
the order of the day for a puppy
or young dog, the walks can be gradually lengthened over a period of
do it gradually, and build it up - also, don't run your dog too quickly
in its early stages.
Over-exercise can cause muscle and or bone problems in later life,-
remember a young dog or German
is still developing and over-exercise must be avoided in the first 12
months of their growth.
Take your time and don't tire him out or leave him exhausted after a
long walk, or have him
trying to keep up with you if you are out jogging.
would be pretty stupid if you were to be riding a bike and your young
dog was struggling to
'keep up' with you wouldn't it?
should spend as much time as you can on a daily basis playing with your
German Shepherd Dog
- you must interact with him at all times in order to build up a
good relationship, he will get enjoyment from being with you,
and it will build his confidence - it will also mentally stimulate him
don't just want to sit around all day, they
need company and enjoy regular activity.
Exercise and Play with your German
Shepherd is an essential part of growing up for him, and
when playtime is over for the day, make sure he has some dog toys that
he can regard as his own personal possessions - this will not only give
him a feeling of contentment - but will also occupy him when he is left
will also help to stop him chewing your slippers or chewing
furniture at home - they only do this when they feel neglected or bored
don't forget - Give
Him Some Toys!
can buy a multitude of different toys for your German Shepherd puppy
from your local pet store- but remember that they shouldn't be too
small (in case he may swallow them), and no sharp edges, in all cases
they must be non-toxic -
childrens' small plastic toys should be avoided at all costs
in case he swallows them - or chews off bits and swallows them as well.
When a young puppy
is teething, special rawhide chews are to be recommended - they simply
love them - and they will help during the puppy teething period.